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Soylent Greed

I stand
with the "Little Man"
upon whose back
the balance
of America stands,
whose blood, sweat, tears
and humiliation
are the raw materials used
to create the Wealth of Nations.

Money cannot
plant or reap,
drive steel, make cars,
sew clothes, kill meat.
Products
do not assemble
themselves at the whim
of those with the means
to invest in them.

Vast fortunes
cannot be amassed
by any single man.
He needs workers for the engine
that generates the profit
that he, by himself, never can.

But the engine of industry
operates by consuming
human "resources" -
people -
the collateral damage
of unregulated capitalism
and is considered a necessary evil
by those who feed on their fellow man
via gluttonous economic cannibalism
yet have the nerve to proclaim themselves
shining examples of American entrepreneurism.

"Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is superior to capital, and deserves much the higher consideration." - Abraham Lincoln


- Vi Ransel

 

Vi's works appear widely both in print and online. She conducts Poetry Workshops and gives readings in Central New York. Her latest chapbook is "Sine Qua Non Antiques (an Arcanum of History, Geography and Treachery).
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